The linux DAW thread

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glokraw
KVRAF
6678 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:57 am

planetearth wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:49 pm
Maybe I'm missing something (and with 58 pages on this topic alone, I probably am), but is there a reason this thread is under "Computer Setup and System Configuration"? It seems to me this would be much easier to find under "Hosts & Applications", where other threads about DAWs are.
Probably because linux requires (and allows) some
computer setup and system configuration, that traditionally
is less needed out-of-the-box on mass-market m-soft/apple systems.

I think the topic is fine where it is, probably everyone
who is interested knows where it is, and people still start new
linux releated topics in other areas. But I'm just a lurker
who stirs the pot occasionally. I started a spinoff topic
to discuss using commercial software in linux,
which reminds me it could use a bump, since U-he have realeased
Twangstrom, and updated Hive with wavetable support. :party:

But you can start topics whenever and wherever
they might be relevant. I think a lot of linux users here
don't use it for audio, being happy composing/producing
in their other chosen systems.
Reaper has it's own linux version and forum,
with a lot of good energy, knowledge, and happy campers:

https://forum.cockos.com/forumdisplay.php?f=52

Cheers

glokraw
KVRAF
6678 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:34 pm

I wanted a small up-to-date barebones distro for my linux vsts,
and a hundred or so of the uncomplicated old wunderploogins
from the past, and because they were coming from a backup,
with sundry .so versions made with a by-now elderly version
of the great linvst vst plugin wrapper, I wanted an easy
command to remove them from an array of folders in a flash.
This is what I found, a two-step operation, and the collection
was instantly ready for a fresh wrapping action from a current linvst...

cd /home/my-user-name/.vst

find . -name '*.so' -delete

I found the discussion providing the tips at

https://unix.stackexchange.com/question ... -extension

For the record, the install was done with Bodhi 5.x Linux,
a ubuntu spinoff using the Moksha version of the Enlightenment
system gui. It comes in either a 710 meg or 1400 meg iso,
the latter including some commonly used worker-bee apps.

I copied a lot of the music parts off a Mint Linux setup
thats on an external hard-disk, and then added some updates from
the kx-studio repositories. I also discovered some great plugins
i'd installed (hoarded? :dog: ?) earlier, when without the time
to test them back then.

There's an excellent discussion of old-but-great
plugins, and where to find them, the second stikky topic here:

viewforum.php?f=1

Hope you all have a great Christmas weekend :party: :love: :party:
I really appreciate the great flow of knowlege here,
and looking forward to 2019 as being the best year ever :hyper:

glokraw
KVRAF
6678 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:12 pm

Finally had a few moments to checkout Sitala,
it's an extremely useful cross-platform drum sampler,
and without a needlessly complex gui.

https://decomposer.de/sitala.html

Still in beta, and for linux comes as a .deb package
for ubuntu, puts the plugin in

/usr/lib/lxvst
and a standalone in /usr/bin

It's gonna be a keeper. Worked fine in native reaper linux.
The developer is communicating at

https://www.linuxmusicians.com/viewtopi ... 48&t=19323

and is no rookie! :party:

totheatom
KVRist
95 posts since 8 Jan, 2017

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:29 am

Have been strongly considering switching from Kubuntu to Manjaro as my full-time distro because I love a lot of it's features. Any reason I should he concerned about using Manjaro for music production? Would like to install Linux-supported software like Reaper, Bitwig, Pianoteq, u-he plugins, etc.?

audiojunkie
KVRAF
2722 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:24 pm

totheatom wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:29 am
Have been strongly considering switching from Kubuntu to Manjaro as my full-time distro because I love a lot of it's features. Any reason I should he concerned about using Manjaro for music production? Would like to install Linux-supported software like Reaper, Bitwig, Pianoteq, u-he plugins, etc.?
Very interesting read! I especially like all of the library debate. It's definitely something that needs to be fixed with Linux. I'd like to see Flatpak or Snaps gain more ground.
C/R, dongles & other intrusive copy protection equals less-control & more-hassle for consumers. Company gone-can’t authorize. Limit to # of auths. Instability-ie PACE. Forced internet auths. THE HONEST ARE HASSLED, NOT THE PIRATES.

glokraw
KVRAF
6678 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:57 pm

@ totheatom
Hi, the software you mention should install fine
on Arch, and won't utilize any system installer devices.
I did a small Manjaro install on an SSD a month or so ago.
It's packaging system is different than synaptic, but simple
after a few notes are jotted down. I used pacman for the
main Arch repository, and 'yay' for the aur repository, where
a lot of the non-commercial audio apps will be.
The various Arch wiki/doc pages are very helpful,
and feed the search engine

arch linux install youtube

and there are a trove of videos, so why didn't I think of that
a month ago??? :dog:

Jack Winter is an Arch/Reaper musician, often at
the reaper-linux forum, and helps a lot of us
linux users who lack technical genious, but manage
to find ways to need it, all too often :dog: :dog:

https://forum.cockos.com/forumdisplay.p ... 9bcc1&f=52

Cheers

totheatom
KVRist
95 posts since 8 Jan, 2017

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:57 am

glokraw, your enthusiasm for the topic and cheerful willingness to share insight and help others is so very much appreciated for what can seem like a rather daunting topic to the uninformed outsider. Thank you sincerely for taking the time and please keep up the great work!

glokraw
KVRAF
6678 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:22 pm

Thankyou for the kind words! Like many here, I have
a long long history of being helped, and anything
I can pass along, is a valued pleasure, hopefully leading to
more and better music overcoming the lack of it :hyper:
Cheers

glokraw
KVRAF
6678 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:18 pm

Great news, IK Multimedia's UNO hardware synth is

https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/u ... y=unosynth

https://ytube.tv/search/ik-uno/?sort=relevance

working very well in my Bodhi Linux setup (a light ubuntu spinoff.)
Right out of the box, no fiddling around.
The UNO is displayed by name in qjackctl, in the alsa tab.
I connected the UNO by it's usb cable,
connected it's audio output to my
soundcard line-in, and the UNO midi in cable to my
Alesis QS8 midi-out.

The UNO and QS8 keyboards triggered Yoshimi and Hydrogen sounds,
and the UNO sequencer played them, and also started the
loaded Hydrogen drum pattern.

Personally, I like the UNO sounds, layout, and features,
and that it is independant, tiny, and can run on 4 AA batteries.
The build quality seems fine for the standard price point,
although I staggered unwittingly into a serious no-brainer discount
:dog: :love: :dog:

As with any hardware purchase, verify the sellers
returns policy in writing.
Cheers

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